Abortion Opponents Are Chipping Away at Reproductive Rights — One State at a Time

From administrative impediments to all-out bans, here's how several states are undercutting Roe v. Wade in 2021

Your Care

Black and Hispanic Americans Suffer Most in Biggest US Decline in Life Expectancy Since WWII

In addition to killing 600,000 Americans, Covid-19 is undermining the health of people who were never infected with the virus, but whose lives were devastated by the loss of jobs, homes and opportunities for the future

Your Care

Conversion Therapy Is Discredited and Increases Risk of Suicide – yet Fewer Than Half of US States Have Bans in Place

Conversion therapy, or the practice of attempting to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, is based on an outdated and incorrect notion that such identities are a choice that can be changed

Self-Care & Mental Health

Some Hospitals Kept Suing Patients Over Medical Debt Through the Pandemic

A new study says some of the nation's largest hospital systems kept filing lawsuits, liens and garnishments — and most were nonprofit

Access & Affordability

Violent Colorado Arrest Puts Spotlight on How Police Treat Disabled People

Police often lack the skills to interact with people with mental and physical disabilities

Policy

Kidney Experts Say It’s Time to Remove Race From Medical Algorithms. Doing so Is Complicated.

Black patients make up more than 35% of people on dialysis but just 13% of the U.S. population

Access & Affordability

Weight Stigma Is a Burden Around the World – and Has Negative Consequences Everywhere

Weight stigma occurs in many developed countries, not just the U.S. and often has devastating consequences

Your Health

Time to Say Goodbye to Some Insurers’ Waivers for Covid Treatment Fees

A growing number of insurers are quietly ending those fee waivers for Covid-19 treatment on some or all policies

Access & Affordability

Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis Brings More Attention to Solving Long-Ignored Racial Gaps in Health

Where someone lives is the greatest predictor of health and life expectancy. A person's ZIP code is also a good predictor of their race and ethnicity.

Access & Affordability

What You Need to Know About Obesity

If you or a loved one has obesity, here are some facts to help you understand this common disease

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Environmental and Societal Factors, Not Just Diet and Exercise, Contribute to Obesity

Healthcare providers need to look at more than what's on the plate to understand obesity

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The Hidden Causes of Obesity

Experiencing mental health challenges and chronic stress can lead to significant weight gain. Stopping the cycle of obesity might start with a therapist.

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Prior Authorization Doesn’t Have to Be a Barrier to Care

If at first you are denied, try, try again

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How to Navigate Prior Authorization

The ins and outs of getting what you need from your health insurance

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1 in 3 College Students Face Food Insecurity – Expanding Snap Benefits on Campus Will Help Stave Off Hunger

Thanks to new legislation, college students who are enrolled at least half-time may be eligible for food assistance

Nutrition & Movement